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Southern California Personal Watercraft Safety Statistics

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 11, 2012 - Comments off

Personal watercraft (PWC) injuries account for about one-third of all boating- and watercraft-related injuries per year in southern California, according to California Department of Boating and Waterways. PWC accidents are especially common along California’s southern coast and on Lake Perris.
Southern California PWC AccidentSouthern California sees more personal watercraft injuries each year than the rest of the state. A significant percentage of these accidents take place on inland lakes, such as Lake Perris and Silverwood Lake. For instance, about 10 percent of all California PWC accidents each year occur on Lake Perris, while about 28 percent of all California PWC accident each year occur along the Southern California coast. The Colorado River is also a frequent site of PWC and other boating-related injuries.
You can help protect yourself from a PWC accident by following a few simple steps:

  • Always wear a properly-fitting personal floatation device (PFD) while riding a PWC, as required by California law;
  • Never drive or ride on a PWC if you’ve been drinking; and
  • Avoid excessive speeds, as speeding is a key factor in many California personal watercraft accidents.

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a PWC accident, the skilled San Diego personal watercraft injury attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group are prepared to help. We can put our experience to work for you at every step of the process, from filing an insurance claim to fighting on your behalf in court. Call us today at (888) 233-5020 for a free, confidential consultation.

 

San Diego Personal Watercraft Injury Lawyer

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on June 1, 2011 - Comments off

In the early 1990’s, jet skiing reached its peak in popularity. Today, it still is a widespread trend among all age groups, because of its affordability and speed. Though it is advertised as being easily handled, most people who ride a jet ski for the first time are unaware of how to maneuver a personal watercraft, or PWC. Jet skis, unlike other vessels or vehicles, do not have a braking mechanism. As a result, many people are injured every year because of their lack of steering knowledge. A jet skier is 7.2 times more likely to get hurt than a motor boater and 31.6 times more likely than a canoer or kayaker, according to a survey commissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard and published in 2002.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a jet ski, or PWC, accident because of someone else’s carelessness, contact a San Diego PWC injury attorney immediately to get the money damages you deserve. Our lawyers at the Jurewitz Law Group are dedicated to help you seek reparations for your injuries. Call 619-233-5020 to receive more information.

 

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